Day 4

The Things They Carried Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Situation and the Story

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work


    Students will be able to compare and contrast points of view of the same events.

    Common Core Standards:



    Students are going to compare and contrast the points of view of "Speaking of Courage," "Notes," and "In the Field," noting differences in voice.

    Discuss the difference between "the situation" and "the story." Watch this video first. Consider other searches for The Situation and the Story.

    Make sure the class understands the difference between situation and story along these lines. Reinforce that the situation is the stuff of the story (what happens and where,...

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